Peter Krcho, Ivan Frič
The authors analysed the neonatal mortality and morbidity in newborns admitted to the Neonatal Department of Faculty of Medicine Pavol Jozef Šafárik University and Children’s Faculty Hospital in Košice. The quality of prenatal care, detection of risk factors, congenital abnormalities and the optimal timing of deliveries were the interest of the analysis. The incidence of low birthweight newborns of the Košice Region in 2007 was 1011 (11.1 % out of all newborns). The newborns under 1000 g represented 0.49 %, under 1500 g it was 1.66 %. The neonatal mortality from 0 to 28 days of life was 3.97 ‰. The improvement of the results of neonatal mortality and morbidity can be achieved by a better perinatal management of pregnancies in practice based on the principles of obstetrical and neonatal societies concerning high-risk pregnancies by increasing the percentage of early intrauterine centralization to a regional perinatal centre.